Named Internship Profile Summary - Diana Ming (Class of 1964)


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Named Internship Profile Summary - Diana Ming (Class of 1964)

  1. 1. [CLASS OF 1964 PUBLIC AFFAIRS INTERNSHIP FUND PUBLIC POLICY INTERN PROFILE] Diana Ming is from Morristown, NJ and is pursuing a Government major and French minor. Diana is the Executive Editor of The Dartmouth, Dartmouth College’s independent student newspaper. She is also a Presidential Scholar in the Government department for Prof. Jennifer Lind, an admissions tour guide and a member of Alpha Phi sorority. Diana graduated as Valedictorian and a National AP Scholar from the Academy of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ. She spent last fall at the London School of Economics through the Government Foregin Study Program and sophomore winter in Lyon, France on the French Language Study Abroad program. Diana participated in the First Year Fellows program interning for Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand ’88 (D-NY) in Washington, D.C. She has also completed Civic Skills Training, MLDP and was a communications assistant for the Rockefeller Center. She hopes to pursue a career in political journalism or law after graduation. Diana was funded by the Rockefeller Center for a Summer 2013 Internship, with generous support from the Class of 1964 Public Affairs Internship Fund. Executive Summary from Diana’s final report: The Department of Justice is an executive government agency that is responsible for law enforcement. In particular, the Office of Public Affairs is the principal point of contact for the department with media outlets and is responsible for ensuring that the public is informed about the department’s activities and about the agenda “I have learned on an and policies of the Attorney General and President in extensive level how our relation to national legal affairs. national legal system is operated and my work has As a press intern, I gathered clips on breaking news coming given me further inspiration out of the department, conducted media-related research, and motivation to pursue law edited and drafted quotes for news releases on a variety of and public service.” topics, assisted with interviews and press conferences and worked with the director of our office, the department’s
  2. 2. main spokesperson, in interacting and liaising with national media outlets. I was also involved in maintaining the department’s blog and other new media platforms where I developed relevant content and drafted blog posts. My internship at the Justice Department has given me an opportunity to develop a strong understanding of what kind of work is involved in a fast-paced government communications office and what kind of role the media plays in the public policy world. I have learned on an extensive level how our national legal system is operated and my work has given me further inspiration and motivation to pursue law and public service. Diana Ming ’14 interned at the United States Department of Justice in Washington D.C. during the Summer of 2013. 2